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Posted on: January 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Cedar Falls Invokes Snow Emergency

Beginning at 8:00 PM on Monday, January 20, 2020, until 6:00 AM Tuesday, January 21, 2020, the City of Cedar Falls Snow Emergency will be invoked for the purpose of hauling snow from the Downtown and College Hill areas of the City.

Also, beginning at 8:00 AM on Monday, January 20, 2020, until 2:00 PM, the city of Cedar Falls Snow Emergency will be invoked for the purpose of hauling snow from the 800 block to 1200 block of Division Street (Cedar Falls High School).

The parking prohibition will go into effect two hours from the time the declaration is made. Any vehicle blocking traffic or parking in the designated area after that time will be subject to a citation and tow at the owner’s expense. This Snow Emergency Ordinance will be in effect for the Parkade, College Hill, and Cedar Falls High School areas only.

According to City Ordinance, parking is prohibited on each street marked with a sign displaying the words “Emergency Snow Route”. Motorists are asked to utilize City Parking lots for the duration of this declaration. 

Cedar Falls Public Safety Enforces 48-Hour Parking Ordinance 

Cedar Falls Public Safety would also like to remind residents of the 48-hour parking ordinance. With the recent snow fall in the metro area, snow plows and salt trucks need to be able to remove snow in all public right-of-ways to help ensure safe travel throughout the City of Cedar Falls.

Beginning Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7:00 AM, the Cedar Falls Police Department will begin ticketing all vehicles in violation of the 48-hour ordinance. Any vehicle not moved within 24 hours after receiving the citation will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Residents are also reminded to clear their abutting sidewalks of snow and ice in accordance with city ordinance. Violators can be fined and charged for the clearing of their sidewalks if it is not completed after a snowfall.

The Cedar Falls Police Department is asking the assistance of the public to help ensure the safe travel for motorist and pedestrians throughout the winter months.

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